Bi’ur
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Bi’ur (Hebr. for commentary, exegesis) is the usual name for the first modern Hebrew commentary on the Pentateuch, whose lead co-author and editor was the most important exponent of the Berlin Haskalah, the German Jewish philosopher Moses Mendelssohn (1729–1786). Mendelssohn published his exegesis of the Hebrew Bible along with a German translation in Sefer Netivot ha-shalom (1780–1783…

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Edward Breuer, Jerusalem, “Bi’ur”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 24 September 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0104>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170427



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